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Learn about newly completed improvements to the Chicago Riverwalk—starting at the Vietnam Memorial and heading east to Lake Michigan—including new public art, trees, landscaping and outposts for picnicking.

1.5 Hours
Vietnam Memorial, at river level, 35 E. Wacker

In recent years, the central portion of the Chicago Riverwalk (between Lake Street and Michigan Avenue) has become one of the city’s most popular recreation paths. Now, the portions east of Michigan Avenue, known as Riverwalk East, are on their way to becoming just as beloved by residents and tourists alike. You’ll hear how this stretch of land gifted to the city in the 1970s has been enhanced over time to become an ecologically sensitive development.

  • Advance reservations required.
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

Upcoming Riverwalk East Tours

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